I received a comment/notice from Jerry Beuterbaugh, author/blogger of As The Crackerhead Crumbles , that the above photo has been included in his weekly Sunday Drive post for today, Sunday, June 7th.
He explained....Back during our childhood, our parents would often load up my brother and me after Sunday morning church services for a leisurely drive around where we lived. Even though we were seeing mostly familiar sights, it was still good to see them again, and this is why "A Sunday Drive" sounded about right for the name of a series revisiting familiar sites that are well worth seeing again and again.
I replied with a comment thanking him for including CollectInTexas Gal in his Sunday Drive series and mentioned to him how 'A Sunday Drive' brought back happy memories for me. I imagine many of you...CITexasGal readers...will relate to Sunday after church family doings, too.
Like, Sunday Dinners where a pot roast with potatoes, carrots, and onions had been put in the oven just before leaving for Sunday School. Then after church, all you had to do was set the table and make Texas Sweet Tea while your Mom finished the baking with biscuts and making brown gravy from the roast drippings.
Or...if you were Southern Baptist, like me, some Sunday's it was 'Pot Luck' in the Church Social Hall where a spread of fried chicken, the pot roast, salads of all kinds, veggie casseroles, and heavenly cherry pie as well as homemade vanilla ice cream served straight out of the ice bucket where it had been turning during the preachers sermon. I remember on those Pot Luck Sunday's the preacher cut short his sermon straight up high noon and blessed the Pot Luck Meal before dismissing so we could go right to the Social Hall and dig in. Baptist are famous for Pot Luck Meals and Food Blessings...we were truly blessed.
As for the Featured Photo on Jerry's Sunday Drive, it was from a post written on January 24, 2014 entitled Scrapbooking and Crochet...Perfect Cold Day Projects. It was a Friday and I was deep into the Restoration of my Mother's 1940 Scrapbook. It was the second restoration of her scrapbook as I had done the first one at least 20 years earlier...before 'Scrapbooking' became a Craft Industry and acid free, themed papers, and 12x12 Albums made scrapbooks 'Family Heirlooms' for generations to come.
I remembered that post in particular and am pleased that Jerry recognized it's significance as being intensely personal for me. It was a form of grief therapy...Mother had joined the Heavenly Angels Choir the month before on December 13, 2013. In my mind that day should have been a Sunday, but it was a Friday. I think I will continue to think of it as Sunday...for it makes me smile to think of her squeezing my hand at the end of the Pot Luck Blessing, putting on her Sunday Apron and serving her Sunday Pot Roast.
Thank-you Jerry...my Mother would be so pleased to be included in your 'Sunday Drive'...as am I.
More about Mother's Scrapbook in the following links: